Today’s Special

Audio pioneers of Star Wars sue Apple over speaker tech reports that THX Ltd., the audio technology company founded by Star Wars creator George Lucas, has filed a lawsuit saying that Apple’s iPhones, iMacs, and iPads all infringe a patent it owns that covers “narrow-profile speakers.”

The three-page lawsuit [PDF], filed in San Jose federal court, is slim on details. It simply says that most Apple products “incorporate narrow-profile speaker units that output sound through a duct or aperture having a narrow dimension.” The patent at issue was granted in 2008.